• On Feb 21, 2019
    Sue from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    in the past we were welcomed to Magic Kingdom by Mickey arriving on the train shortly before the park opened for the day. Is this still true?

    Hi Sue!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  We are glad you stopped by with your question.

    Being welcomed by "The Big Cheese" himself is a great way to begin any Disney day!  Rest assured, Mickey Mouse and friends still welcome guests to Magic Kingdom Park each day just before park open.  The location of the welcome has been moved from the train station platform to the stage in front of Cinderella Castle.  "Let the Magic Begin" is a fun show that takes place five minutes prior to park open.  All guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park may enter an hour prior to the scheduled park opening time, and enjoy spending time on Main Street, U.S.A. as they make their way toward Cinderella Castle.  This is a great time to get some family photos as you begin your day.  Disney's PhotoPass photographers will be out and about to capture your special moments.  You can grab your favorite beverages and snacks from Main Street Bakery to fuel up for your day.  Select shops will also be open during this time, so you'll be able to pick up some Mickey ears or other gear.  With your ears on and coffee in hand, "Let the Magic Begin" is sure to start your day off with a bang!

    Please come back to the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have.  Wishing you a magical visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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